Hundreds block international road between Czech Republic and Slovakia

15-07-2010

Hundreds of people blocked an international road between the Czech Republic and Slovakia near the small town of Hradec in north-east Moravia on Thursday morning, in protest against heavy traffic. Long columns of cars and trucks formed on the road as a result. They ended the blockade before noon. Local inhabitants protested by walking slowly across the road on a pedestrian crossing; some of the drivers were aggressive and tried to get through the crowd. One of the protesters said the situation was unsustainable and that heavy truck traffic between the two countries made it impossible for them to sleep at night.